Japanese Maples are the perfect touch for any landscaping

Posted: Apr 8, 2021 / 10:44 AM CDTUpdated: April 8, 2021 / 10:44 a.m. CDT

Japanese maples can be the perfect addition to your landscaping. They come in over a thousand varieties that are grown around the world. Japanese maples can be categorized in a number of ways. Some have pointed and groomed leaves while others have wider or larger leaves. The leaves also turn red or green in the summer months.

Many of the Laceleaf Japanese Maples grow to be less than 10 feet tall and have a tendency to weep in their habitat, while Broadleaf Japanese Maples grow up to 10 feet tall or taller.

Japanese maples can grow in partial shade or in full sun, provided they are given the right amount of water. They need to be planted in loose organic soil that can be drained as they will not tolerate long periods of standing water. If you have Alabama red clay in your yard, consider working the soil with coarse compost or expanded slate. Japanese maples can also be grown in pots if planting in the ground is not an option.

Regardless of the leaf color in the summer, there will be a great show going on in the fall, ranging in great colors from bright yellow, burnt orange to deep maroon.

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